J’can says UK system failed autistic son - Blames ‘systemic racism’ for events leading to pending deportation

Gleaner on October 25th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

It was the afternoon of Friday, October 17, 2014 when Joan Martin was at home in the United Kingdom (UK) with a church sister and her phone rang. On the phone was an administrator at the school where her then 16-year-old son Osime Brown was…

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Sent home for being blind - … Visually impaired man wins first round against NEPA for being forced to retire

Gleaner on October 25th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

It’s been a ‘rough’ last 19 months for 61-year-old Kojo Dawes who is in a keenly watched court battle with two government entities over his forced early retirement from the public service after he became blind on the job. It is a case leading…

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BREAST CANCER … Men are at risk, too

Gleaner on October 25th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

* While breast cancer is rare in males, representing about one per cent of all cancer cases, it is important for men to remain aware and to report to their general practitioner any lumps on the breast or chest. * Men with a familial history of…

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Official funeral for D.K. Duncan today

Gleaner on October 25th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

The official funeral for former government minister Dr D.K. Duncan will take place today at the University Chapel at The University of the West Indies, Mona. The 80-year-old former member of parliament for St Andrew East Central and Hanover Eastern…

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Death of father, daughter leaves community devastated

Gleaner on October 25th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Emotions were high among residents of Shooters Hill in East Rural St Andrew yesterday, as they tried to come to grips with the tragic death of 15-year-old Saneeka Leechman and her 42-year-old father, Romeo Leechman. On Friday, land slippages caused…

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Palace Amusement: Drive-in open for business, ‘weather permitting’

Gleaner on October 25th, 2020 | File Under Entertainment News -

Palace Amusement welcomed its first patrons last night at an intimate but successful first night of operations at its New Kingston drive-in cinema. Inclement weather and technical difficulties forced the company to abandon the grand opening on…

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Several roads island-wide impassable due to flooding, landslides, debris

Gleaner on October 25th, 2020 | File Under More News -

As heavy rains pour across the island, the National Works Agency (NWA) is reporting that the several roads are impassable due to flooding.  The NWA says the following areas in Clarendon are flooded: Alley Bridge; the May Pen to Sour…

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Flash flood warning for several parishes, as heavy rains continue

Gleaner on October 25th, 2020 | File Under More News -

The Meteorological Service of Jamaica has maintained a flash flood warning for low-lying and flood prone areas of several parishes, as a trough continues to produce heavy rains, thunder storms and gusty winds across the country.  A flash…

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Thirty-four party goers in St Catherine to face court

Gleaner on October 25th, 2020 | File Under More News -

Thirty-four party goers who were charged for breaching the Disaster Risk Management Act on Heroes’ Day last Monday in St Catherine, are to appear in court on November 24.   The police allege that the patrons …

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Two more deaths from COVID-19; 26 other fatalities still being investigated

Gleaner on October 25th, 2020 | File Under More News -

Two more people died from COVID-19 yesterday, the Ministry of Health and Wellness has revealed.  The deceased are two senior citizens, both of them men aged 72 and 70 years-old, from St Catherine and St Elizabeth respectively. …

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